Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Bogs Form Too Fast

Bogs form too quickly. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

It is often assumed that peat usually forms slowly, roughly only a millimetre per year. However, a recent article in New Scientist featured the relatively young bogs of Great Britain.

Too young bogs might cause problems for the belief in millions of years.


Battersby, Stephen. 2014. Squelch! The mystery of Britain's young bogs. New Scientist 2051. (14 January).